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Cross Kirkland Corridor Trail

Runner with baby stroller on Cross Kirkland Corridor

Cross Kirkland Corridor with Fence

Cross Kirkland Corridor bridge

Biking on CKC at 110th
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Cross Kirkland Corridor Interim Trail
OPENS TO THE PUBLIC: Fans of the CKC, and of course, the Seattle Seahawks, are invited to put their best "12 Man" costume on, dress up the kids, decorate a bike or stroller, gussy up the dog and join the Kirkland City Council on the Cross Kirkland Corridor (CKC) to celebrate the opening of the newly completed Interim Trail. The "Trail Great" party (PDF-4 MB) will start at 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Northeast 68th Street Bridge. Just enter the corridor at your closest location and walk on down. Come hear 12 people announce 12 different ways to enjoy the Corridor, watch the Council wave a 12th Man flag on the 12 foot wide bridge at Northeast 68th Street, and meet friends from all 12 Neighborhood Associations in Kirkland. Limited parking is available at Lakeview Elementary School, 10400 Northeast 68th Street. Walking, biking or strolling are highly recommended and remember if you go out and back the full distance of the CKC—you will have gone nearly 12 miles. For Cross Kirkland Corridor "Trail Great" party (PDF-4 MB) information contact Kari Page at 425-587-3011 or email KPage@kirklandwa.gov.
Following the City's "Trail Great" party (PDF-4 MB), the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Seahawks Rally at Marina Park at 2 p.m. For rally information, visit www.kirklandchamber.org or call 425-822-7066.

Kirkland's vision: Connectivity to schools, parks, businesses and neighborhoods. Multi-modal transportation opportunities. A recreation and business corridor that reflects Kirkland’s commitment to balanced transportation, economic development, and parks, open spaces and recreational services. The City’s vision for the Cross Kirkland Corridor is fast becoming a reality. Kirkland is one of the region’s most livable communities with its desirable blend of work and leisure. A commitment to a healthy environment and healthy lifestyle with opportunities to work close to home, school, and services, makes Kirkland attractive to those who create businesses here, those who live here, and those who are visiting. The Kirkland community has long recognized the importance of this corridor and its potential as a world-class, world-famous, example of sustainability and livability.

Kirkland residents and business have shown their strong support of the Corridor by approving a permanent property tax parks levy in 2012 that provides funding for the maintenance and operation of the Corridor and for the construction of an Interim Trail. Additionally, individuals, companies, and neighborhood groups have pledged a commitment to keep the Corridor clean through the "Adopt a Trail" program. As of June 2013, all of the 23 one-quarter mile segments have been adopted. (Adopt-A-Trail Map PDF 828 KB)

Regional coordination of the Eastside Rail Corridor:
The Cross Kirkland Corridor is a 5.75 mile segment of the 42-mile Eastside Rail Corridor. The Eastside Rail Corridor runs from Renton, WA to Snohomish, WA. The City purchased the Cross Kirkland Corridor from the Port of Seattle in April 2012. In August 2012, the Port of Seattle approved the sale of portions of the Eastside Rail Corridor to King County and in December 2012, the King County Council unanimously voted to purchase a 15.6-mile portion of the Eastside Rail Corridor. In 2010, the City of Redmond purchased a "spur" within its city limits (Redmond Central Connector) and King County is interested in developing the corridor as dual-use.

Stay connected:
The City is committed to keeping the community and beyond informed about the status of the Corridor. Read regular updates in"All Things CKC" aboutthe Interim Trail and Master Plan.

Page updated: January 26, 2015